February 18, 2014 London
It would have been during this era that Yousefzada's muse du jour, the late Talitha Getty, was embarking on adventures in Morocco and beyond, which explains the ornamented tile pattern brocade that Yousefzada repeated throughout the collection. After the show, he made sure people noticed the bright red "grouting"—besides being clever, it gave the flora a pleasant framework.
Yousefzada showed classic, well-cut anchor pieces as well as an elaborately beaded latticework evening dress. But it was the "jet-set bohemian" theme that brought out his offbeat spirit. How else to explain the azure blue rabbit-fur scarves, the asymmetrical skirts meant to mimic the ease of a sarong, and what looked to be a glamorous judo uniform? Blink a second too long and you might have missed the trompe l'oeil faux sleeves tied around the waist of a jacket or the gold sweetheart camisole sewn into an evening top. Not so the oversize "Cleopatra" eyes shaded gold (they also stared out from a coat covered in a Los Angeles landscape by artist Alex Beattie). Like the hands, you wear these pieces knowing you'll be seen.